Team Leader-Recycling Markets Acceleration (Materials) (VPSG5.2)

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 30/07/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term - 3 years

Organisation: Sustainability Victoria

Salary: $111,736 - $122,348

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/SV/IIMA/102584A

Reference: VG/SV/IIMA/102584A

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $111,736 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is a trusted delivery agency of the Victorian Government and a market enabler. We are passionate about creating a future where waste is designed out of the system and products and materials stay in our economy for as long as possible. We are dedicated to working alongside communities to create a local, thriving lifestyle, where there are no net carbon emissions, Victorians are healthy, and our economy is strong. We do this by attracting and accelerating infrastructure investment and innovation, leading wide-ranging behavioural change, and partnering with all Victorians to take direct action at neighbourhood, regional and State scale. In 2020 Sustainability Victoria was awarded an IPAA Leading Employer finalist, reflective of our commitment to our people, our culture, and our growth mindset.

  • Bring your Circular Economy mindset to work
  • Opportunity to shape the future of materials recycling
  • Lead a small team of talented specialists

The opportunity

The Team Lead - Recycling Markets Acceleration (Materials) will drive the development and implementation of strategies and interventions to build end markets for priority recycled materials, including building strong stakeholder relationships across industry and government and coordinating activities across the portfolio as part of Recycling Victoria.

In line with Recycling Victoria's Market Acceleration Program, this role will lead a small team to develop and deliver projects to support new end uses and build demand for priority recycled materials (plastics, paper, cardboard, glass and tyres) across the economy.  

The role will have overall responsibility for the successful design, development, delivery and reporting of the material market development funding programs including grants and agreements (i.e.contracts) and project management to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery.

This will include delivery of an expanded research and development program, delivering grants to support industry and university partnerships supporting research and product trials to develop specifications, standards and guidance material to support increased use of recycled materials in commercial, industrial and construction settings. The role will work in collaboration with the SV data team to undertake regular market analysis to identify emerging program opportunities and priorities.

About you

Key requirements of the role include business or market development experience, strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement and project management. A demonstrated ability to multi-task while being resilient and adaptable to the demands of a fast-paced agile work environment is essential.

Specialist technical skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the waste and resource recovery sector is desirable
  • Experience in business or market development is desirable

The closing date for this position is midnight, Friday 30 July 2021.

How to apply: 

Applicants should view the full position description attached & applicant information guide attached to this advertisement before applying.

To be considered for this role applicants must submit:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

  • This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
  • Please note SV is currently offering a blended approach to working remotely & in the office
  • Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

We are building an inclusive workplace to better reflect the community in which we live to embrace our differences and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Team Leader-Recycling Markets Acceleration (Materials) (VPSG5.2)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term - 3 years

Job classification:



Shannon Smyth Manager Markets Acceleration | Shannon.Smyth@sustainability.vic.gov.au

Team Leader-Recycling Markets Acceleration (Materials) (VPSG5.2)